On March 19, the Hierarchy of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, chaired by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, meets in order to examine many important issues of the ecclesial world.
In particular, the Hierarchy, which will be meeting until March 21, will decide about the filling of vacancies in the Metropolises of Sisanio and Siatista, Glyfada and Peristeri.
Also, Metropolitan Ierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlasios will present to the Hierarchy the results of the deliberations of the special committee set up for the dialogue with the state on issues of common interest, as decided by the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece on January 16.
The issues include, among others, the crucial issue of the status of clergy in relation to the state and the clergy’s payroll.
The working sessions of the Hierarchy will commence with the service of the Divine Liturgy in the Katholikon of Pammegiston Taxiarchon of the Petraki Monastery, led by the recently ordained Metropolitan of Larissa, Ieronymos.
Then, at the Grand Synodikon Hall, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all Greece will salut the members of the Synod.
Finally, on Thursday March 21, the vacant posts of Assistant Bishops will be filled in the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, as well as in the Metropolises of the Church of Greece.